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Man, woman facing drug charges after traffic stop

| Oct 6, 2020 | Criminal Defense |

A recent traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old man and a 29-year old woman. The Wisconsin residents are facing drug charges along with others. A sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding and said he smelled marijuana and also spotted it in the vehicle. Upon further investigation, the deputy alleges the male driver also had the drug known as ecstasy on him.

When told he would be detained, the deputy said the accused resisted which is when he said the female passenger became involved and tried to assist the accused male. The female was also arrested and said to have had a loaded firearm in her possession. The male was also allegedly hiding what police say was a significant amount of cocaine in his body.

The male was charged with possession of a hallucinogenic drug, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession of marijuana. He is also facing charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting/obstructing an officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and violating probation. The woman was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and resisting/obstructing an officer.

There are a number of effective defense strategies for fighting drug charges in Wisconsin. That can include challenging how authorities conducted the search and seizure of the substance. The consequences for conviction on drug charges can be severe and can include fines and imprisonment, so it is crucial for those accused to seek legal counsel to help them fight the formal accusations.